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If you are interested in mechanical engineering as a career, you
need to take courses in geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.
Physics and chemistry courses are also recommended, as is
mechanical drawing or computer-aided design, if they are offered at
your high school. Communication skills are important for mechanical
engineers because they interact with a variety of coworkers and
vendors and are often required to prepare and/or present reports.
English and speech classes are also helpful. Finally, because
computers are such an important part of engineering, computer
science courses are good choices.
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